HK Electric Investments is the first fixed single investment trust listed in Hong Kong with a focus on the power industry. Our principal operating subsidiary, The Hongkong Electric Company, Limited (HK Electric), commenced operations in 1890 and is one of the longest-established utility companies in the world.
Over our long history, we have consistently supported Hong Kong's economic journey by offering safe, reliable and affordable electricity while minimising the impact of our operations on the environment as we strive to deliver sustainable growth in long-term value to our investors.
HK Electric Investments believes that open and on-going communication with our stakeholders is central to our operation and development. We engage different stakeholders through a variety of channels and stakeholder suggestions and feedback are highly valued in our decision making process as we strive for continuous improvements.
Underpinned by its core value of "Pursuit of Excellence", HK Electric is committed to delivering excellent services and supply reliability to our customers. We have been providing a world-class supply reliability of over 99.999% since 1997 and all our service standards are achieved or even surpassed every year.
To satisfy the aspirations from the community, and in support of Government’s energy and environmental policy objectives, HK Electric has launched a suite of "Smart Power Services".
HK Electric is one of the longest-established power companies in the world. The Company has a world-class record of providing a highly reliable electricity supply to Hong Kong and Lamma islands at a reasonable and affordable price.
HK Electric Investments is committed to meeting the long-term energy needs and supporting the sustainable development of the community we serve. To do this, we focus not only on powering Hong Kong with a world-class electricity supply, but also on the way we deliver it and the impacts it has on the environment.
HK Electric aspires to be an employer of choice. We have policies and systems in place to attract talents and through continuous training and development, nurture them for a fulfilling career. We offer competitive remuneration, an ideal workplace and comprehensive wellness programmes for our employees while maintaining regular and open dialogues with them.
9 HK Electric pillar boxes have recently been dressed up to illustrate the public's vision and commitment to reducing carbon footprint. Unveiled today (24 February 2022) in different parts of Hong Kong Island, these pillar boxes stand as the Company's spokespersons for decarbonisation and focal points of an online game “Decarbonisation Get Set, Go”, also launched today to invite the public to go low carbon in their daily lives.
Designs of these pillar boxes came from the winning entries of the “New Mission for Decarbonisation” Pillar Box Design Competition held last year drawing more than 480 submissions. Nine outstanding pieces were selected and applied onto HK Electric's pillar boxes (see appendix for full list of winners).
At today's online launch, the Managing Director of HK Electric, Mr. Wan Chi-tin, was joined by the Secretary for the Environment, Mr. Wong Kam-sing, to present awards and exchange views with the champions of the three categories in the competition.
Mr. Wong was pleased to note the popularity of the competition calling for the public, especially the younger generations, to learn more and support decarbonisation. “These works have not only beautified the community, but also bring the message of decarbonisation to our lives with creativity and remind us of striving for the new era of 'Carbon Neutrality'."
He further encouraged the winners and all to adopt low carbon lifestyle as a duty to combat global climate change, and to turn risks into opportunities through green finance and related employment. He hoped young people would look into their own interests and talent and contribute to achieving carbon neutrality.
Mr. Wan also expressed his appreciation of all who have taken part in the competition. “I am thankful to all participants for sharing with us their aspirations for carbon neutrality in 2050 and the many ways they remind HK citizens to help achieve this goal. With their artistic brushstrokes, these nine pillar boxes have become not only public artworks but also our spokespersons for decarbonisation."
“At HK Electric, we are committed to decarbonising our power generation and operations to support the Government's vision of achieving carbon neutrality,” Mr. Wan continued.
“We are also keen to assist customers and the community in doing so. Taking the opportunity of unveiling these decarbonisation pillar boxes, we are rolling out the “Decarbonisation Get Set, Go” online game. We hope the public can learn more about decarbonisation and how they can contribute to it for our city.”
From now till 10 May, everyone is welcome to join the three-tier “Decarbonisation Get Set, Go” online game to win attractive prizes. By voting for your favourite pillar box, taking photos and sharing creative decarbonisation tips by videos, the public will have a chance to win prizes up to about $100,000. For details, simply visit the "Decarbonisation Get Set, Go" webpage.
Following today's launch, the Happy Green Campaign 2022 also kicked off its activities. Continuing on the theme of “New Mission for Decarbonisation”, related information and tips will be shared via "Green TV”. A decarbonisation activity book will also be produced for kindergarten kids to encourage them to learn about low carbon in a fun way.
In addition, the popular OLE activity “Interactive Drama – Smart Power Alliance" was performed for more than 60 times on-site and online since its launch in 2020, allowing about 12,000 primary and secondary school students to learn the importance of environmental protection for the future. This year, a new drama will be developed to encourage the public to contribute towards carbon neutrality by 2050.
Happy Green Campaign is the anchor event under HK Electric's Education Fund. Through organising different activities, the programme aims to promote energy efficiency and conservation, renewable energy and low carbon lifestyle to the general public and the younger generation.
In 2021, despite the impact of the pandemic, the campaign reached about 80,000 through online and offline activities and via videos, social media and online platforms. The Happy Green School Network was extended to 507 schools and the Happy Green Ambassadors nominated by the schools received training for promoting green in campus and the community.
For more details on the Campaign, browse the HK Electric website www.hkelectric.com/happygreencampaign, the campaign's Facebook page www.facebook.com/hkelectrichappygreencampaign, or call 3143 3727.
The winners of the “New Mission for Decarbonisation” Pillar Box Design Competition are:
Primary School Category
(Old Bailey Street)
(Ying Wa Primary School)
“Decarbonisation Vision in Smart City”
Depicting the beauty and harmony of a decarbonisation city and promoting green messages to everyone.
(281 Gloucester Road)
Chong Wai Hang
(C.C.C. Kei Wan Primary School (Aldrich Bay))
Get closer to nature, and prevent damage of the environment through technology, hoping that renewable energy can become more popular.
(Windy Gap at Shek O)
Lung Ka Shun Karson
(King Lam Catholic Primary School)
“Decarbonisation Vision in a Smart City”
Calling for environmental protection with buildings powered by solar energy and plants grown with natural fertilizers.
Secondary School Category
(Main Street, Ap Lei Chau)
(PLK Laws Foundation College)
Expressing the before-and-after effects of decarbonisation and appealing to all to cooperate and create a beautiful planet.
(Sham Wan Pier)
(C.C.C. Heep Woh College)
“Decarbonisation Action Plan”
Depicting the 5R actions of the Green Kid Family and decarbonisation actions to protect the earth and ensure a better habitat for human beings and animals.
Choi Yan Nim
(Jockey Club Ti-I College)
Expressing decarbonisation commitments, collaborations, visions and practices to raise public awareness of climate change and green living.
Tertiary and Open Category
(Gloucester Road Waterfront)
(City University of Hong Kong)
Symbolising the harmony between human and nature by trails, plants and clouds. The hot air balloon echoes the dawn on the right, conveying the vision of decarbonisation, which leads the world to utopia.
(80 Deep Water Bay Road)
Tong Wing Yin
Depicting the future Green Great Wall with increased use of renewable energy. Decarbonisation will bring fresher air while the singing birds symbolize the hope of Hong Kong in the future.
As a member of the global village, we should join hands to combat global climate change and build a smart and green city together.
Unveiling the decarbonisation pillar boxes
online today, Mr. Wong Kam-sing (2nd
row, 2nd left), and Mr. Wan Chi-tin (2nd row, 2nd right), also launch the related
online game “Decarbonisation Get Set, Go” and activities of Happy Green
Campaign in 2022.
Mr. Wong Kam-sing (1st row, 1st
left) and Mr. Wan Chi-tin (1st row, 1st right) present
the prizes to the champions of Primary School, Secondary School and Tertiary
and Open Categories of the Pillar Box Design Competition.
Mr. Wong Kam-sing encourages the winners and
all to reduce carbon emissions in our daily life and contribute to carbon
neutrality by 2050.
Mr. Wan Chi-tin shares that HK Electric is committed to
decarbonising its power generation in support of the Government's vision of
achieving carbon neutrality and is keen to assist the community in doing so.
The public are
welcome to participate in the 3-tier “Decarbonisation Get Set, Go”
game to win different prizes of about $100,000.
9 HK Electric pillar boxes have become public
artworks and “spokespersons” of decarbonisation and other green messages.